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OVM: Oracle VM Manager 3.x reports guest VMs stuck in Starting or Stopping status after Oracle VM Server (ovs-agent) upgrade (Doc ID 1477125.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 26, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Oracle VM - Version 3.1.1 to 3.4.6 [Release OVM31 to OVM34]
Linux x86-64
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After successfully starting guest VMs, Oracle VM Manager 3.x is unable to further manage guest Virtual Machines (VMs).
Oracle VM Manager 3.x reports an incorrect status of guest VMs.
Guest VMs may appear to be stuck in Starting or Stopping status although they have already successfully started or stopped on Oracle VM Servers.
Oracle VM Manager and Oracle VM Server logs denote messages such as the following:

-- Oracle VM Server: /var/log/messages


Default iptables firewall/rules are running on the Oracle VM Manager system.
The Oracle VM 3.x environment was recently upgraded to latest 3.1.1 errata.
Specifically, the ovs-agent package on Oracle VM Servers was updated to version ovs-agent-3.1.1-89.3 or higher.


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